Vanderburgh County magistrates

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 114 authored by Sen. Becker and Sen. Tomes authorizing the appoint of two new Vanderburgh County magistrates. The bill passed 9-0. Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2019/bills/senate/114 … [Read more...]

Prohibited firearm transfers to minors

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Tomes’ SB 119 on prohibited firearm transfers to minors. The bill provides the following: that a person may not sell, give, or in any other manner transfer ownership or possession of a machine gun to any person under 18 … [Read more...]

Traffic crimes

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Koch’s SB 186 on enhancing penalties for some traffic crimes, like Operating While Intoxicated crimes and Leaving the Scene of the Accident, and consecutive sentencing for certain OWI crimes. The bill … [Read more...]

Electronic filing and notice

For amend and vote only, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. M. Young’s SB 208 on electronic filing and notice. The bill allows a person to use electronic filing or service instead of mailing in certain cases if electronic filing or service is authorized by rules … [Read more...]

Unlawful indemnity agreements

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen. Messmer’s SB 230 on unlawful indemnity agreements.  The bill provides that the law concerning indemnity agreements in construction or design contracts applies to certain design-build contracts. It also specifies that "sole … [Read more...]

Probation and parole for animal abusers

The Senate Committee on Public Policy heard SB 474 authored by Sen. Alting on probation and parole restrictions for animal abusers. The bill mandates the parole board as a condition of parole, and the court as a condition of probation or parole, to prohibit a person … [Read more...]

Probate matters

The Senate Judiciary Committee heard Sen Koch’s SB 518 on probate matters. The bill provides the following: Allows a person to contest two or more wills if there is prima facie evidence that: (1) the decedent suffered from an irreversible medical or psychiatric … [Read more...]

Tippecanoe County Superior Court

The Senate Appropriations Committee heard SB 568 authored by Sen. Buchanan and Sen. Alting adding a Tippecanoe County Superior Court. Judge Meyer of Tippecanoe Superior Court No. 2, testified in support of the legislation. The bill passed 10-0. Read the bill at … [Read more...]